Padgett Law Group Reshapes Business Advancement & Client Support Unit, Adds Second Executive to Team
Joel Winters Joins Kawanna Buggs in Expanded PLG Business Advancement & Client Support Unit
[Atlanta, GA | Tuesday, October 1, 2019] Padgett Law Group (PLG) announced that industry veteran Joel Winters has joined the firm’s newly expanded business advancement and client support unit. Winters joins Kawanna Buggs whose role was recently refocused from bankruptcy operations to overseeing quality assurance to meet specific client standards and development needs. Winters and Buggs will jointly focus on growing the firm’s client base, deepening client relations and overseeing quality care, as well as bringing other PLG products and services to market, such as the firm’s national bankruptcy practice and investor/servicer-focused technology platforms.
Winters comes to PLG with over a decade of experience in business development and marketing for creditors’ rights law firms with a specialized focus on title, real estate-owned, mortgage servicing, and institutional banking and lending clients.
“Joel’s background and his focus at PLG will give the firm a comprehensive business advancement and client support unit devoted to meeting the needs of our growing client base. We’re excited about the combined talents of Joel and Kawanna as they work to maintain the quality and client care across the firm’s business lines while introducing new clients to PLG’s unique level of service,” said CEO Timothy D. Padgett, Esq.
Robyn Padgett, Chief Development Officer, added, “What we have with Joel and Kawanna is a fully realized client support team that not only adds strength and diversity to our client portfolio but also keeps two fingers on the pulse of our client relationships as they develop over time.”
Winters is based out of Jacksonville, FL while Buggs remains based out of the firm’s Tampa, FL office.
Winters can be reached at joel.Winters@PadgettLawGroup.com and Buggs can be reached at
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 **OPERATING HOURS UPDATE**
Padgett Law Group (PLG) will not experience any interruptions in the firm's regular operating hours due to inclement weather.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 **COURT CLOSURE UPDATE**
The Courts of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit will close at noon on Friday, August 30, 2019 due to the pending storm. The Courts are closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day and expected to reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
HURRICANE DORIAN STATEMENT
Padgett Law Group (PLG) is closely monitoring the advance of Hurricane Dorian as it moves toward Florida, where PLG practices and serves the state through three physical offices in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Tallahassee. PLG will provide information regarding court closures or other impacts of the storm as it becomes available.
With over 25 years experience in Florida, PLG is fully prepared and anticipates no interruption of systems or services. The most recent updates regarding court closures in Florida can be accessed 24 hours a day here. For those in the path of Hurricane Dorian, we hope for the safety of you and your families.
Keena Newmark, Esq., Managing Attorney, Bankruptcy, Recognized as Top Five Finalist for Five Star Rising Business Leader Keynote Award
Padgett Law Group (PLG) is pleased to announce that the firm's Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy, Keena Newmark, Esq., has been recognized by the Five Star Institute, host of the annual Five Star Conference & Expo, as a top five finalist in the category of Rising Business Leader for the 2019 Keystone Women in Housing Awards. Recipients will be recognized at the 2019 Five Star Conference during the Women in Housing banquet on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Newmark is recognized four other industry-leading women: Nicole Booth, VP of Public and State Government Affairs, Quicken Loans; Emily Chavarriaga, Government Services Operations Specialist, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC; Gina Daya, AVP, Foreclosure, Fay Servicing, LLC; and Tomaneci Waller-Day, Director, Employees and Suppliers, office of Inclusive Engagement, Freddie Mac.
"We are exceptionally proud when the industry recognizes something we pride ourselves on: #PadgettPeople lead the industry with integrity, talent, and a laser-focus on doing the absolute best possible work," said Chief Development Officer Robyn Padgett. She added, "Keena leads a practice that is critical to the success of PLG and I see every day how her skills and energy impact our employees and clients. We are grateful to Five Star for recognizing Keena's work."
The final award recipient will be announced on September 25 during the Five Star Conference. In addition to the Rising Business Leader Award, other categories include Cultural Leader; Community Leader; Diversity & Inclusion; and the Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award.
Newmark is based in the firm's Dallas, Texas office and she can be reached at Keena.Newmark@PadgettLawGroup.com.
“The fact that the trust identified in the complaint is somewhat different from the trust identified in the mortgage assignment does not create a defect in standing as a holder of the note that can be resolved on a motion to dismiss.”
On August 2, 2019, the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Mastr Asset Backed Securities Trust 2007-Ncw Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-NCW v. Stephenson, Case No. 5D18-733, 44 Fla. L. Weekly D2001a (Fla. 5thDCA August 2, 2019), held that as the Plaintiff had filed the Complaint with a copy of a note with a blank endorsement, and had alleged that it was the holder of the note, and had filed a certificate of possession with a copy of the blank endorsed note, that the discrepancy between the Plaintiff name and the assignment of mortgage did not create a defect in standing.
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